By Taye Obateru
Jos – The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) have so far rehabilitated about 400 out of the
over 4,000 persons rescued by the agency.
The Executive Secretary, Mr. Simon Egede who disclosed this in Jos,Â said the rehabilitation is to ensure that those affected are gainfully engaged to make them less prone to being trafficked again.
He spoke at a training workshop for counseling and rehabilitation staff of the agency designed to equip them with the proficiency needed in coping with the peculiar needs of victims.
According to Egede, â€œVictims of human trafficking, as you all know, go through gory and traumatic experiences in the hands of their traffickers and have to be restored to the fullest physical, mental, psychological, social, vocational and economic usefulness of which they are capable.â€
â€œThe aim being to help them develop capacity to meet the challenges of contemporary living and to ensure the attainment of a satisfactory and overall quality of life which would allow them make their maximum contributions towards the development of the nation and aver
possibility of being re-trafficked.â€
He said it was in recognition of the high level of professionalism required by the staff members that the agency was paying attention to capacity building to enable them attain a necessary skills which they would impart to others.